Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star Celaeno (16Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Sterope I (21Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau
M45, a study in dust, 



    
        

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M45, a study in dust

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 5000 ED 127mm Triplet

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ-6 SynScan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starlight Xpress OAG

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar

Focal reducers: Long Perng 0,6 Reducer/Flattener

Software: Astrometry.net Local Server  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Carte Du Ciel  ·  EQMOD  ·  pixinsight  ·  PHD 2  ·  Photoshop CC

Filters: Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter  ·  Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter  ·  Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter  ·  Baader L 1.25" CCD Filter


Dates:Oct. 2, 2016

Frames:
Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter: 10x300" (50') -15C bin 2x2
Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter: 10x300" (50') -15C bin 2x2
Baader L 1.25" CCD Filter: 10x600" (1h 40') -15C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter: 10x300" (50') -15C bin 2x2

Integration: 4h 10'

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 1.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.09%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.17

Mean FWHM: 1.00

Temperature: 10.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1273868

RA center: 3h 46' 16"

DEC center: +24° 7' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.642 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.921 degrees

Field radius: 0.694 degrees


Resolution: 2452x1799

Locations: Jeßnigk Sternwarte, Herzberg, Brandenburg, Germany

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M45, a study in dust, 



    
        

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